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Isabelle Allende

Super Power: Imagination

Lima, Peru

Isabelle Allende

August 2, 1942 to Present

Photo Credit: by Mutari, via Wikimedia Commons.

About ...

Isabelle Allende is a world-renowned author from Chile, whose fiction and non-fiction works include influential works such as The House of the Spirits, one of the preeminent examples in literature of “magical realism”. She has been called “the most widely read Spanish-language author,” and has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, received Chile’s National Literature Prize, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2014.

Isabelle Allende established the Isabelle Allende Foundation , “dedicated to supporting programs that promote and preserve the fundamental rights of women and children to be empowered and protected.”

Special Facts ...

  • Awarded Library of Congress Creative Achievement Award for Fiction
  • Feminist of the Year Award, The Feminist; Majority Foundation (1994)
  • Novels have been translated into over 30 languages from Spanish, and her novels have sold over 56 million copies

Famous Quote:

"Write what should not be forgotten."

-Isabelle Allende